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Rich Woods
Rich Woods

Managing Editor for XDA Computing. I've been covering tech from smartphones to PCs since 2013. If you see me at a trade show, come say hi and let me ask you weird questions about why you use the tech you use.

Windows 10 version 21H1 is officially the May 2021 Update; arrives in Release Preview

Today, Microsoft christened Windows 10 version 21H1 as the Windows 10 May 2021 Update. As of now, it's available for Windows Insiders in the Release Preview channel. Right now, it's only available for "seekers", meaning that if you check for updates, you'll be presented with the option to download the feature update. As promised, Windows 10...

Samsung’s new thin and light Galaxy Book Pro family has AMOLED screens and more

Today, Samsung is announcing its latest Windows 10 laptops, the Galaxy Book Pro and the convertible Galaxy Book Pro 360. As seen in various leaks, they both come in 13.3- and 15.6-inch flavors. In fact, all four configurations have FHD AMOLED displays. That means that although they don't have the highest resolutions, you'll get vibrant colors...

Microsoft is moving on from Calibri as the default Office font

Today, Microsoft announced that after 15 years, it's moving on from Calibri as the default font in its Office suite. Indeed, the font replaced Times New Roman when Office 2007 debuted. Now, it's time for something new. The Redmond firm has five new fonts that it's testing out: Tenorite, Bierstadt, Skeena, Seaford, and Grandview. As you'd...

Microsoft earnings Q3 FY2021: $41.7B in revenue with strong Xbox and Surface growth

Today, Microsoft released its quarterly earnings report. During the third quarter of its 2021 fiscal year, it brought in $41.7 billion in revenue, a 19% increase over last year. Operating income was $17 billion, a 31% increase, and net income was $15.5 billion GAAP and $14.8 billion non-GAAP, which is a 44% and 38% increase,...

Microsoft Build 2021 set for May 25-27; registration is now open

Today, Microsoft opened up registration for its Build 2021 developer conference. It also confirmed the dates, which are from May 25 through May 27. Once again, the event will be all-virtual, as the Redmond firm promised to only do virtual events through July of this year. That also means that it will be free for...

Microsoft Office and OneNote now available for Amazon Fire OS

Today, Microsoft announced that it's bringing new Microsoft 365 apps to Amazon's Fire tablets. Specifically, the unified Microsoft Office app and OneNote are making their way to the Appstore. The Microsoft Office app is designed to be a one-stop shop for your Office needs. It combines Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into one, but it also does...

Parallels Desktop on Chrome OS now supports AMD Ryzen processors

Six months ago, Parallels and Google partnered up to bring Parallels Desktop to Chrome OS devices. But while you were able to run Windows in virtualization, the hardware that it ran on was limited. That's being expanded today. Parallels announced today that it's adding support for AMD Ryzen processors. Specifically, those processors include the Ryzen 5...

Microsoft can’t keep up with Apple’s iPad anymore

It was 2010 when Steve Jobs introduced the iPad, a so-called “third device” that sat comfortably between a smartphone and a laptop. Jobs said that in order for that to work, the product needed to be better at some things than its siblings. He used cases like reading as examples, and those use cases were...

Windows 10 version 20H2 almost as popular as version 2004, according to AdDuplex

Today, AdDuplex released its monthly report on Windows 10 version usage. It's based on the usage of about 5,000 apps in the Microsoft Store that use AdDuplex SDK v.2 and higher. The data was collected on April 26. Notably, the newest version of Windows 10 is almost as popular as the version before it. The October...

Dell’s Latitude 7320 Detachable packs 4G LTE, a pen garage, and it’s available today

Today, Dell is launching its Latitude 7320 Detachable, a new Windows 10 tablet for businesses and aimed at people who are on the go. It weighs in at 1.82 pounds, which is just a touch heavier than one of Microsoft's Surface Pro tablets. It also includes a feature you might have seen on the Surface...

Surface Laptop 4 ad once again has Microsoft taking shots at Apple

Microsoft is once again back with a Surface ad that pokes fun at Apple. The commercial stars the familiar character from the most recent run of Surface ads. This time, it's the brand new Surface Laptop 4 against the MacBook Air. The usual host brought along his sister, who immediately complains about the lack of a...